Ready for baby, from hospital to home

By ParentsCanada staff on September 12, 2013

After the initial celebration of your pregnancy wears off, it is time to get to work, preparing for the arrival of your little one. Feeling nervous is natural, but being as ready as possible is a good way to fend off fears.

A good place to start is with the baby’s room. The last thing you want to do is be surprised with an early delivery and have a half-completed nursery. A bassinet or crib should be your first purchase, followed by a change table, dresser, and glider or rocking chair. Once the main components are in the room, the rest will come together.

Next, focus on stocking the nursery with all the must-haves for baby’s arrival: bedding, sleepers and onesies, diapers, wipes and bibs. Don’t forget bathing supplies too, including a baby bathtub, towels, shampoos and lotions, and small washcloths.

Mom’s checklist

Baby bag, packed and ready to go
Include all the essentials—diapers, wipes, cute “going home” baby outfits and receiving blankets.

Car seat
Without a properly installed car seat, you won’t even be allowed to leave the hospital. Do your research and purchase the right car seat for your little family.

A mobile or musical toy
You’ll be amazed at how much your baby will love it.

Feeding accessories
Breastfeeding pillows, breastpump, bottles and formula. Get ready because babies love to eat.

Strollers come in all styles and colours. Give them a test drive around the store before purchasing.


By ParentsCanada staff| September 12, 2013

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